These Are The 10 Hottest South African MCs of 2019 According to MTV Base

Nasty C tops the MTV Base's Hottest MCs list for 2019.

After a discussion that spanned over two episodes that aired yesterday and today, MTV Base has finally released the full list of their annual hottest MCs. Nasty C, who many felt deserved the number one spot last year, is leading this year.


YoungstaCPT, who has never made the list, is comfortably occupying the 5th spot this year. It's been a long time coming for one of the hardest working rappers in the country. This as he just scooped the Album of the Year trophy for his debut album 3T at the South African Hip Hop Awards.

Boity has released a few singles since her forays into rap last year, and thanks to her star power (and rapping skills), she has had a seriously great run.

K.O and Riky Rick are interestingly operating the same spot. Most notably, the biggest rapper in the country and the continent Cassper Nyovest didn't make the list. Nyovest didn't release any new music this year, and has been quiet.

Yanga Chief, who had a great run this year, occupies the number three spot. The rapper, who's originally from the Eastern Cape, also won the Song of the Year award for his hit single "Utatakho" at the South African Hip Hop Awards.

Below is the full list of the 2019 MTV Base Hottest MCs List:

10. Boity

9. Nadia Nakai

8. K.O and Riky Rick

7. Shane Eagle

6. Kwesta

5. YoungstaCPT

4. AKA

3. Yanga Chief

2. Sho Madjozi

1. Nasty C

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Young Black Muslims have found creative ways to celebrate community and share their best Eid looks, even as they #StayAtHome.

Eid Mubarak to our Muslim fam! Today marks Eid al-Fitr, the official end of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Despite things being a little different this year (on account of the current pandemic, of course) this hasn't stopped many from finding creative ways to fast, pray and connect with their community during these times. It certainly hasn't stopped young Black Muslims from participating in the virtual tradition known as #BlackOutEid while they continue to #StayAtHome.

#BlackOutEid is an annual celebration which highlights the diversity within the Muslim world. It began in 2015, when Aamina Mohamed created the hashtag to combat the erasure of Black people within the community. Since then, the hashtag has been used across social media with Black Muslims using it to share their sharpest Eid looks.

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